## AMSC/CMSC 466 Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

## FALL 2011

Section 0102 EGR 1102 TTh 2:00-3:15 p.m.

** Instructor: Dr. Peter Wolfe **

Office MTH 3314, Phone 405-5149, e-mail pnw@math

Office Hours: M-F 11:00-11:59 a.m. (or by appointment).
**Text:** Elementary Numerical Analysis
by Atkinson & Han.3rd ed., Wiley 2004, ISBN 0-471-43337-3.

** Additional reference: ** Afternotes on Numerical
Analysis by G.W. Stewart., SIAM 1996, ISBN 0-89871-362-5 (pbk.)

** Syllabus: ** We will cover all or parts of chapters 1
through 7 in Atkinson & Han.

** Course Objectives: ** This course is intended to introduce
students to some of the basic ideas in Numerical Analysis. We will
supplement our theoretical work with computer work using MATLAB.

**Introduction to MATLAB: ** Here is a short introduction to MATLAB
that can be downloaded in either pdf or postscript format

Click here for
postscript . Click here for pdf .

For further information on MATLAB, I recommend A Guide to
MATLAB by Hunt, Lipsman & Rosenberg.

** Exams and Assignments: ** There will be two midterm exams,
six assignments to be handed in and a final exam on Monday,
December 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

** The first midterm exam will be on Thursday, October 20. It will cover material from chapters 1,2,4 & 6 in Atkinson.
It will be based on the material covered in class and on homework assignments. Be sure to bring a calculator. **

** The second midterm exam will be on Thursday December 1. It will cover material on least squares, chapter 5 and sections 3.1-3.3 in Atkinson.
Again, calculators will be required. **

** Grading: ** Approximately 40% midterms, 30% assignments,
30% final exam.

** Assignments **

** Assignment #1 **
Due September 20,2011.
** Assignment #2 **
Due October 6,2011.
** Assignment #3 **
Due October 25,2011.
** Assignment #4 **
Due November 10,2011.
** Assignment #5 **
Due November 29,2011.
** Assignment #6 **
Due December 13,2011.
** Sample First Hour Exam
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** Sample Second Hour Exam
**

** Weights and nodes for Gauss-Legendre
integration **
** Weights and nodes for Gauss-Laguerre
integration **
**Interpolation with
Polynomials and splines **

** Example of divided differences
**

** Course Evaluation is now online ! **
To fill out an evaluation form for this course click
here. We urge you to do this. Responses are due by December 14.